Press Release - Guyana - Indigenous Peoples Demand Action on Land Rights, Consent Issues

Press Release - Guyana - Indigenous Peoples Demand Action on Land Rights, Consent Issues

At a week-long workshop on 'Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Extractive Industries and National Development Policies in Guyana' from 2-8 March 2010, the topics covered were: indigenous peoples' right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and the extractive sector, the Government of Guyana's recent Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) and REDD+ policies. Amerindian leaders shared their experiences of both public-sector and private development projects and proposals within their territories. They concluded that Guyana's current practices do not adequately respect the rights of indigenous peoples.
Press release issued by Amerindian Peoples Association (APA).
Also see Public Statement by participants,